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RUSH: I was talking to Snerdley during the break. Snerdley was rubbing his hands together, he’s sort of excited about the inauguration, and he asked me this question, he said, ‘How long do you think it’s going to be before these Obama voters realize that it was all smoke and mirrors?’ I said, ‘What do you mean?’ ‘Well, I mean, Rush, I’ve talked to some of these Obama people. They really think the world is gonna change; they think everything’s magically going to change.’ I said, ‘And they will continue to think so.’ ‘No, it won’t change!’ He said to me, ‘Things are going to get worse, even Obama is saying they’re going to get worse. They’re not going to get better. None of what he said is going to happen is going to happen.’ I said, ‘You’re missing the point. The people you’re talking about who voted for Obama are delusional in the first place. Once you’re delusional, you’re always delusional.’ I said, ‘Why do you expect these people to become rational about 30 minutes after noon on January 20th?’ ‘Because they’re going to see that their lives aren’t any better.’ No, wrong. They’re going to continue to delude themselves into thinking their lives are better. But they won’t be. It doesn’t matter. He’s going to be there. It’s a cult.

If he told them they were all going to go to the Hale-Bopp comet, they’d jostle to be first in line. As long as he’s there, this group of Obama voters, as long as he’s there, they could lose everything and still think the world’s getting better because he’s there, and he’s telling them, and it’s just his air, it is his manner of speaking, plus they know what a beefcake he is underneath the shirt and tie now. Even though he might lose the Drudge poll, it’s just going to make them love him even more. I mean, dueling socialists here on the Drudge page, it’s hard to figure out on what basis people are voting. Putin does look a little flabbier to me. Both are in shape, but Putin has the pasty white skin of the KGB that never sees the sunlight living in Russia. You know, vodka stretch marks down there, but still, Putin pulling away, what is the vote now? Twenty-six nine to sixteen eight, in terms of thousands, 43, almost 44,000 votes. I think Drudge only put this thing up at ten o’clock or 11, so people are pouring in madly to vote on this. But seriously, as long as he’s there doing press conferences appearing in public these people are going to think just because he’s there, everything is getting better, even if it isn’t for them.

I don’t know what percentage of Obama voters those are but there’s quite a few of them. If you’re expecting those people to wake up one day — this is like expecting the media to change their mind, Snerdley. When do you think that’s going to happen? You think the media wants to drum this guy into trouble and have no more trips to Hawaii? Is this going to be the getaway White House? You know how far Hawaii is? It’s a ten-hour trip out there from the Right Coast. Depending on winds, it could even be longer.

RUSH: This is a Kathleen, a cell call from Miami at the airport there. Hey, Kathleen, nice to have you here.

CALLER: Hi, Rush. Thanks for taking my call. A little bit frazzled. I’ve been buzzed twice by the sheriffs because I’m in the Miami airport trying to talk to you quickly. Thank God my husband’s a saint because he’s in baggage claim.

RUSH: Wait just a second. I need a definition of terms. What do you mean buzzed by the sheriff?

CALLER: Well, I told the person who took my call I was headed to Miami airport and it’s kind of taking my —


CALLER: — risk and they shoot up behind you and buzz you with your lights and get outta here and get going.

RUSH: I gotcha, I gotcha, I gotcha. Sheriff and the word buzz I think of taser.

CALLER: No, no, no. It’s my first time calling, I’m a little bit nervous, but I haven’t had a chance to see Obama’s picture, but I’ve heard you talking about it, and it just made me think, well, now that he has this beefcake photo all over the Internet, do you think that he’s going to have intern issues like Bill Clinton did?


CALLER: (laughing)

RUSH: I don’t think even if he does, we’ll never hear about it. He’s too big to fail. He can’t be that stupid. He could be that arrogant, could be that arrogant, but I don’t think we’re going to go there. These scandals of the Democrat Party are repetitive in the terms that scandals happen, but they take different forms. I don’t want to predict whatever Obama scandal might happen. We’re already in the midst of one here, Blago, and you see how they’re sweeping that away.

CALLER: Well, I just think that, you know, he must wake up every morning and think, wow, I’m about to be the most powerful man in the world.

RUSH: Well, wouldn’t you?

CALLER: Well, yeah. But he tips toward the arrogance, and I don’t know, he’s got four years, so I think he might become a little overwhelmed by his female followers.

RUSH: Just talking to Snerdley about that, there’s nothing he’s going to be able to do to disappoint the cult followers that he has. Their lives could hit the sewer, and as long as he’s still president, they will think that America and the world and their lives are better just because he’s there. Now, do you use a computer?


RUSH: All right. When you get to your computer and you go to the Drudge page and you’ll be able to see the online poll between who is the hunkiest authoritarian socialist leader — by the way, Drudge is not presenting it that way. That’s the way I’m characterizing it. You’ve got Putin and the KGB and you got Obama. And right now, the vote is 52,000 plus have voted, it’s 33,000 to 19,000 for Putin. And I’d be interested, you are a woman, you sound like a babe.

CALLER: (laughing) What’s the question?

RUSH: No, that’s not the question. I’m just telling you. There’s Dawn in there just rolling her eyes. What’s wrong with that? What in the world is wrong with that? Is it discriminatory? Is it judgmental? What, is it sexist?

CALLER: No, I take it as a compliment.

RUSH: It’s sexist to call a woman a babe?

CALLER: I’m taking it as a compliment.

RUSH: Well, good. Good. It’s sexist to say you sound like a babe. Anyway, you will find, I think, as a babe, that when you look at the two pictures that Drudge has up there you’ll note that both Putin and Obama have body shaved their chests. They are hairless and looking for the sheen, you know. But what you’ll find is that Putin looks like a fully developed man as you would expect somebody in the KGB to look. Obama looks boyish. He looks beanpole-ish while he does have some definition. I think that’s why Obama’s losing this big time.

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